Definition of monocoque
1 : a type of construction (as of a fuselage) in which the outer skin carries all or a major part of the stresses
2 : a type of vehicle construction (as of an automobile) in which the body is integral with the chassis
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The wheels are kept on the ground by a very stiff carbon fiber monocoque body and an advanced suspension system.
The car’s 3,000-pound curb weight — due in large part to the carbotanium monocoque — contributes to that utterly bonkers straight-line performance.
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